Veteran’s Art Show Ends Today With Reception

Pearl Harbor is being remembered today with a free veteran exhibit open from 6 to 9 p.m. at Bridgehead Studios, 2516 Blanding (at Broadway between Park and Fruitvale).

The exhibit includes art made by U.S. military veterans from World War II to the Gulf War in Iraq. It features photos, pixels, paint, pottery, sculpture and more, from more than 20 veterans who live in the Bay Area and other places.

This is the third veteran’s art show curated by Ed Holmes, a long-time member of the San Francisco Mime Troupe and the instigator of the annual St. Stupid’s Day Parade.

The exhibit is being held in part as a benefit for the Wounded Warrior Project.

One piece, entitled, “Dayside or Nightside,” is a steel menorah representing the many Word War II pieces influenced by Jewish veterans. A striking fallen warrior piece, “You Choose,” commemorates the iconic helmet resting on a fallen soldier’s rifle.

The featured artists include Rolf Kriken, Toby Lurie, Al Honig, Bonnie Bonner, Gale Wagner, Ed Holmes, Combat Paper, Emil (Izzy) Sher, who created a welded steel menorah, and others.

During the closing reception, Alamedans and other will get to chat with the artists and share some wine and other refreshments.

Janet Levaux